NBC national security correspondent Ken Dilanian received heavy criticism on Thursday over an article which praised China’s coronavirus response over the United States’ own efforts.
In his report titled, “As U.S. struggles to stem coronavirus, China asserts itself as global leader,” Dilanian and co-authors Dan De Luce and Carol E. Lee praised China for giving medical equipment to Italy.
“With Italy in dire need of medical equipment, an economic superpower stepped in to help. No, not the United States. It was China,” the article declared, noting that “Beijing last week promised Rome a thousand ventilators and 2 million masks.”
“The Trump administration, meanwhile, proposed slashing the U.S. contribution to the WHO last month and has said very little about international